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Anne Lamott on the horrors of our world and taking care of our own

I follow Anne Lamott on Facebook because she has an incredible way of weaving statuses that are equal parts profound and humorous.  I’ve been in a state of stunned sadness with the world’s events lately, which seems to be a never ending stream of horrors, all on top of the pain and suffering of those in my own life and community.   943 more words

Have I Become Weak?

I always forget to write. Sometimes I’m too lazy, whenever I think about it it seems like a daunting task and a waste of time. Who’s reading this anyway? 289 more words

Anxiety

When You Doubt What You Believe

If Jesus is really the Son of God, why does He let me suffer?  Ever ask that question?  If so, you are in good company.  Even John the Baptist asked that question.   472 more words

Jesus

ARE YOU SUFFERING FOR CHRIST? YOUR JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING!

“For I consider that the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. … 14 more words

Christian/Inspiration

Making Sense of What is Happening Around Us

Looking at what’s happening in the world today, hearing the news, seeing the images of people suffering, you cannot help but wonder what is wrong with people when life, to some, has no value. 655 more words

Change

The Mustard Seed

The mustard seed – the smallest of seeds
Yet when full grown, it is the largest of plants.
The primeval particle – seemingly inconsequential
Yet with the Big Bang, it gives birth to the entire cosmos. 293 more words

Faith

Really Joel?

I saw this in my news feed on the Facebook this morning. It was posted by a lovely and well meaning friend. I am confident it was meant as encouragement for her friends who were experiencing tough times. 518 more words

Theology